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Old 01-17-2012, 09:08 AM   #441
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You aren't doing anything wrong... it is probably a combination of things. The shine happens when you have a lot of ink sitting on the top of the paper. The pigment pools up and sometimes becomes gummy and shiny. This typically happens with darker pigments in red, blue and brown.

It happens more often on a denser paper. Since the ink sits on top more, it doesn't feather or bleed out... but you can get the shine.

You could try a different paper or you could try using less ink... or even let the area dry a bit between each layer of color... this way the paper has time to absorb more ink and it won't sit on top as much.

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I hope someone can help me with my copics problem.
I've only had them a couple of weeks and I love them but definitely still learning.
I've watched lots of tutorials and am using cardstock which has been recommended on lots of blogs, BUT...
I am getting very shiny areas on my colouring. Sometimes it's really noticeable, but usually you can only see it when you "tilt" the paper to the light.
It mainly happens when I'm "trying" to do hair and where I kind of outline something.
Is it that I've got too much ink on there?
I have watched hair colouring tutorials where they kind of go over and over it to get a good blend of colours but mine just seems to go shiny and "wet" looking in spots.
Could someone please suggest what I might be doing wrong.
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Thanks so much Colleen.
I'll just keep practicing.
At least I know I'm not doing something really wrong.
Perhaps it's more of a finesse thing?

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Are you coloring a lot of tiny spaces where you are holding the marker totally vertical only using the very tip of the marker?

I had a situation where I was coloring a lot of tiny spaces and my dark blue started looking shiny and gummy. Colleen told me to carefully remove the nib and soak it in alcohol until it turned very light. Then put the nib back in the marker . When you put the nib back in lay the marker on the table and remove both end caps from the marker so the ink can equalize. It worked like a charm.
She said the dark colors have a tendency to get gummy if you use just the tip of the marker. You also need to use the side of the nib to keep the ink flowing.

Now I have a piece of scratch paper and periodically stroke the side of the tip on it when I am coloring a lot of small spaces. It keeps the ink from getting gummy.
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Wow Barbara. That sounds complicated to me LOL.
I'd be too scared to try!

But you're possibly right about the upright thing.
I didn't know about using the side of the nib and I don't even know what I do? I'll have to think more about it next time.

I have had it happen a few times but the main culprit is when I'm doing hair. I've done almost all of a brunette's hair it's looking pretty good, but I think, I might make it just a bit darker. I get the E39 out and it goes really kind of thick and shiny on it and just kind of looks like it sits on top of the card.
I probably am using the tip because I'm doing that "flicking/feathering" type thing that I've seen people do on hair tutorials.
Perhaps I'm holding it too upright and doing it wrong?

Thanks so much for your advice.
I'll keep trying

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You need to hold the marker totally vertical to get tiny spaces so this may happen again in the future if you don't periodically stroke the side of the tip on scratch paper . I use the flicking method most often too.

It is easy to get the nib out and back in to the marker
Do you have any 91% Isopropyl Alcohol? That is what you need.

Pour enough alcohol to cover the nib in a small container like the plastic measuring cap from cough syrup.
Use your fingers ( with a plastic glove if you wish) to gently pull out the nib. If you get ink on your fingers the alcohol will remove it.

Lay the marker on the table and and Put the nib in the alcohol to soak
When the nib looks light take it out of the alcohol and dab it on a paper towel. Then just put it back in the marker.
Remove both end caps and leave them off for a few minutes to allow the ink to equalize.
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One more thought. Next time you order anything for Copics buy a package of replacement nibs to have on hand in case you break one. Be sure they say SUPER BRUSH . I bought the wrong ones the first time

Here is a link to the correct ones . They are the second item from the bottom shown in green
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hmm...I have a very "shiny/streaky" look to mine when I an using Gina K white. I figured that it was just the "ultra smooth-ness" of the paper (it almost feel coated) so I stopped using that particular brand. I wonder if it is the same thing you are seeing.
I first started noticing it when I was coloring in the color chart (printed on Gina K) I thought I was doing something wrong since I was so new.

Let us know if Barbara's suggestion works out for you.

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I use Gina K's 120# weight for all of my card bases. I tried my Copics on it and the ink sat up top of the paper and got shiny too. I use either Neenah classic " Super Smooth" ( not the regular Neenah classic) or I use Hammermill "Color Copy Digital Cover". Both work well for me.

Another thing that can cause the ink to get thick and shiny is when was the last time you cleaned the inside of your marker caps?

If you have not cleaned them in a long time the ink can build up in the caps and prevent a tight seal when you put the caps back on. This allows the air to dry the ink in the cap and the tip

The inside of the marker caps needs to be cleaned every few weeks if you use them a lot.

If you have never cleaned them, Dip a Q-Tip in 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and twirl it around inside the cap to get the old ink out.
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Thanks for your help Barbara.
I have only had my copics for a few weeks so I doubt the lids would need cleaning yet BUT I didn't even know you needed to do that! I would never have done it!!!
Is there any sites etc, that you would recommend reading to learn this stuff?
I tried to find some classes near me and I couldn't, so I've just been looking at a few tutorials online.
I haven't found anything with this kind of info on it though.

And the card I'm using it x-press it blending card and I have seen a lot of people recommend and use it, so unfortunately I'd say it's me with the problem - not the cardstock.
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I don't have a teacher either. We have no LSS within 30 miles and the one that is 30 miles away doesn't sell Copics or Teach Copic techniques. I firmly believe that a teacher for the basics "in anything" is the best way to learn. If you don't start with proper techniques you can struggle needlessly . After you learn the basics future classes are nice for enrichment, buy not critical.

However, Youtube and blogs is the only thing many of us have to learn.
I am eternally "grateful" to those who make the videos and write the tutorials. Without them many of us would not buy or try the products!

I saw how to clean the markers on "I Like Markers" Marianne Walker's blog.
She has a great site with a lot of Information
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Colleen also has a lot of great information too. She is a Copic certified teacher.
Distinctive Touches

Then I searched YouTube for specific Copic Techniques like how to use an airbrush.

Many people here post the colors they use. Check out Beate's site she always states the Copic colors she uses.
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This thread has great information too.

I am sure there are many other good blogs, these are my current favorites for Copics

Even if you have only had your markers for a few week I would suggest checking inside the marker caps to see if "some" need cleaning. Also Check the rim where the cap and the marker barrel meet. Ink collects there too and prevents a proper seal when marker is capped and the ink can get thick .
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Barbara has given GREAT advice here... if the ink on the paper is getting shiny and gummy... then there is too much ink on the paper in that one spot. It doesn't mean the paper is bad and it doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong... it just means the paper is fully saturated and can't take up any more ink. The denser the paper, the faster this will happen... (but the less you need to worry about feathering - pros and cons to ALL papers).

I like to use 6-10 shades and layers of ink... so I use a LOT of layers when coloring. I have learned to use a very little bit of ink for each layer to avoid this shine. But... it still can happen. So I know that when the paper starts looking "wet" then I need to stop and let it dry just a few seconds (30 or so) before adding more. This gives the paper time to soak up more ink instead of letting it sit on top. Now eventually, it won't be able to soak up any more and the ink will just sit on top and turn shiny and gummy. It's hard to fix after that point. (You can try to pull some of the gummyness off with the colorless blender marker, but this often just ends up messing it up and spreading it around.)

Barbara also mentioned using the side of the brush periodically. YES! If you find yourself using the tip a lot, then you might end up with the ink thickening up (from the dark pigments) inside the brush nib and then seeming gummy when it comes out. To solve this, do just like she said and carefully remove the nib, let it sit in a bag or container of blender solution or rubbing alcohol until it turns white or becomes mostly clean and then reinsert. Remember to periodically use the sides (all sides) of the brush tip to keep this from happening.

This site is a wonderful place to find info and the links that Barbara provided are good places too. Don't be afraid of asking questions... we are all here to help each other.

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Hi All,
After taking a very long hiatus from stamping/scrapping, I am now looking to jump back in with both feet! When I stopped years ago, I hadn't even heard of Copic markers. Now, I want in!!

I know the sketch markers aren't cheap.
Anyone know of a good source that is less than $5.24 per marker? I would like to get started on some basic colors, but then as time goes on, purchase more.

Thanks SO much, in advance!
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Oozak.com has the best prices, even after he had to raise them the first of the year. I've looked and looked. LOL

If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can use 40% off coupons and that makes them $4.24 each. I bought the sets that they have, and a few singles that way.
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I totally agree with Mel...Oozak.com does have the BEST prices. Fast Shipping. and FREE shipping on order over 50. I just got the 12 new colors today and it was only yesterday that I got the shipping notification by email.
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Could some one please help me? About a year ago I purchased my first copic markers in trio sets. I cannot find the website that I ordered from. I found this was a great way to start buying them. does anyone know where I can purchase these trio sets. Sure would appreciate the help
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I have noticed a lot of places have stopped selling the trio "kits".
You can still get them that way from: Clear and Simple Stamps

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I was going to say Papertreyink and I believe Taylored Expressions sell them that way as well.
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Another one is JustRite. Although they sell the markers individually, there's a PDF with their "Color Collections" of trios and quads: http://www.justritestampers.com/pdfs...WEB-4-2011.pdf
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thank you for all your help!
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Merriartist is one of the lowest prices, fast shipping, and always has every color in stock.
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Oozak is still cheaper... $4.99 ea for Sketch...
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Oozak is my favorite place to buy also...they have the best prices online and the service is awesome. Being in Michigan I'm lucky that if I place an order by the 3:30 deadline, I generally get the markers the next day. Near-instant gratification! lol
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Quick question - what kind of cardstock do you prefer for Copics? I usually use Whisper White at the moment because I get pretty good results, but have Gina K also. I've run into similar problems mentioned earlier with streaking or shiny looks when I use that paper, so I don't use it much for coloring anymore.
I'm looking to branch out and try others, so I'd love to hear your ideas!
*If this has been mentioned before in this sticky, I apologize, it's just that with nearly 500 posts to this thread it's a lot to go through! *
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I had been using GP white that I can get by the ream at Office Depot, but lately, I've just started using the X-Press it Copic Blending Paper that I bought awhile back. I really like it. It's a little pricey, but great to work on .
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Hi, Melanie --

My current favorite is Hammermill Color Copy Cover. Here are some reviews:

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If you have an Xpedx store near you, they probably can give you a free sample to try before you buy. I picked up samples of about eight different brands of cardstock and took them out to my car to test with Copics. Then I went back in to purchase the Hammermill. Amazon also carries it.
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I started off with the Neenah Classic White and have been happy with it. However I recently bought a couple of others that I really like as well if not better; the X-Press It Copic Blending Paper (I agree with Maggie, great to use, a little pricier but worth it), and the Cryogen Iridescent White, just got it and very pretty, gives a subtle sparkle to your work.

I love Gina K's products, however I either got a couple of bad batches of paper, because I tried twice but her white 120 lb. didn't work well for me. The colors weren't the same to blend, so I've saved it for my cards and other mediums. I still love her stuff though....
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I agree with you about Gina K products. I love her 120# paper too, but I use it mainly as a card base when I make one with white. So sturdy and it holds everything else I put on it so well.

I guess I'm going to have to find some of that Cryogen Iridescent White. Sounds pretty.
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Here's the link for the Cryogen:
https://www.papertemptress.com/resul...&Submit=Search

Like the Copic paper, it's a little pricier, but looks so nice on your card, and especially depending on what image you're stamping. I saw it recommended through Suzanne Dean's blog and on line classes and everyone was raving about it. It's so pretty......
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Thanks so much for the recommendations! I'd love to try the X-press It, but it's a bit out of my price range at the moment. I think I'll give the Hammermill a try...it sounds similar to the SU 80lb CS I currently use (and am almost out of). Looks like I can find 60lb in my local Staples or Walmart, but doesn't look like anyone carries 80lb, so I'll probably go through Amazon. I think 60lb might just be too thin for my liking since I'm so used to 80lb.
As for the Gina K, I think I'll just use it for card bases. I agree that the weight is awesome but it just doesn't work for me as a coloring cardstock.
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I use Cryogen a lot and it's wonderful for copic color, it blends like butter.
X-press it is an excellent paper, too, and a better choice than Cryogen for those images where you don't want the shimmer that Cryogen has.

I use GinaK for card bases primarily and for coloring images where I won't be doing a lot of blending.

I've tried the Hammermill and I thought it was horrible for copics though I've read that others like it.
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I do recommend you see if there is an Xpedx near you.

https://www.xpedx.com/locate-us.aspx

My nearest is down in El Paso, so while I was there for a medical appointment I stopped by the Xpedx store and came home with 4 reams, including 80lb and 100lb Hammermill. That was a good day.
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I LOVE the Hammermill! I still buy the GP from Walmart for the kids to use so they don't use up my "Good" cardstock!
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I have a question for those who have taken beginner copic classes at your LSS.

How many images were provided for the class?

How many copic markers were provided for the class?

Were you required to purchase any copic markers for the class?

I have been asked to teach classes but I am not sure how best to approach the problem of the participants having little or no markers without the class costing a fortune.

I don't want those who take the class to be disappointed if I chose for instance a floral image to color that used three colors.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I have a question for those who have taken beginner copic classes at your LSS.

How many images were provided for the class?

How many copic markers were provided for the class?

Were you required to purchase any copic markers for the class?

I have been asked to teach classes but I am not sure how best to approach the problem of the participants having little or no markers without the class costing a fortune.

I don't want those who take the class to be disappointed if I chose for instance a floral image to color that used three colors.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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When I had my store and we hired a lady(Shari Carroll) to come in, she provided all the markers for the class. Of course they could of bought their own too but it was a lot easier with her bringing all the supplies she used. She brought the 72 case with 3 of each set so they could decided what color they wanted to use.

Maybe if you don't want to make them feel as they have to buy they can just bring in any family color they want??

She did 3 floral images but they also put them on cards. She charged $35.00 or $40.00

Another store by us has someone who is certified and she does classes and you have to buy their markers she uses if you don't have them already. They charged $45.00 for the class and that included the markers and I think it was $30.00 if you had them. I heard a lot of ladies complain about it. They didn't want to feel obligated to buy something they may not like or use.

I hope this helps you in some way. And good luck!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #475
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When I took beginner class at LSS it was $35 we received 3 markers to take home in blue and we colored the same image several ways on a big sheet of cardstock and airbrushed too. I did not mind buying the markers because I wanted to buy them. Her classes were very popular and everymonth she did a new color family. (you were able to bring your own markers and pick any 3 colors from the store's selection).
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The first class I went to at my LSS was only $25 and included 3 markers. We had use of the stores other colours and if we had one of the coloured markers that were included in the lesson we were able to choose a different colour. It seems our classes are cheaper here in Australia which surprises me.
My LSS charges $6 each for the markers, so it made the lesson very good value.
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Just Wondering if any of you guys are attending the Dallas, May 2012 standard or intermediate Copic certification class?

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Just Wondering if any of you guys are attending the Dallas, May 2012 standard or intermediate Copic certification class?

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Yep!!!!!! I'm so happy to be going to the Intermediate class on Saturday! Made my hotel reservations yesterday.
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